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UK News Briefing: Boris accuses MP’s of collaborating with EU – Priti Patel branded racist on knife crime & Corbyn plans to stop no-deal 

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In today’s briefing update, Boris Johnson has accused MP’s of “collaborating” with the EU in a bid to block Brexit. Mr Johnson said he wanted a deal but needs our “European friends to compromise.”

The government has unveiled the #KnifeFree campaign. Chicken takeaway boxes will carry the government’s message and warn of the dangers of carrying a knife. Senior Labour figures have heavily criticised the campaign for being racist from Priti Patel.

Jeremy Corbyn has laid out his plans to stop a no-deal Brexit. He has offered to act as a caretaker PM for a limited time and campaign for a second referendum with a Remain option. 

All in today’s UK news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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BREXIT OPPONENTS ‘COLLABORATING’ WITH EU, SAYS PM

BBC News reports the PM has accused MP’s of “collaborating” with the EU to block Brexit. He said: “There’s a terrible kind of collaboration as it were, going on between people who think they can block Brexit in Parliament and our European friends,”Brexit opponents ‘collaborating’ with EU, says PM

“The more they think there’s a chance that Brexit can be blocked in Parliament, the more adamant they are in sticking to their position.”

Adding, the opposition to Brexit in Parliament makes the EU unlikely to compromise on a new deal. As a result, it’ll increase the likelihood of the UK being “forced to leave with a no-deal.” 

During a Facebook event, Mr Johnson said he wants a deal but “we need our European friends to compromise.”

Read the full story on BBC News

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CHICKEN TAKEAWAY BOXES HELPING THE GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN ON KNIFE CRIME

SKY News says more than 320,000 chicken boxes will feature the government’s #Knifefree campaign. The boxes, aimed at teens, will warn of the dangers of carrying a knife. The boxes will feature real-life stories of young people who have escaped knife crime.Chicken takeaway boxes helping government cut down on knife crime

The chicken box plans have been criticised by Labour. Dianne Abbot called the boxes a “crude, offensive and probably expensive campaign.” MP David Lammy tweeted: “Is this some kind of joke?! Why have you chosen chicken shops? What’s next, #Knifefree watermelons?.”

Read the full story on SKY News

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CORBYN PLANS TO STOP NO-DEAL BY OFFERING TO LEAD THE GOVERNMENT

The Mirror reports, Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled plans to be a caretaker PM after defeating Boris Johnson in a confidence vote. In addition, Corbyn said he would campaign for a second EU referendum with the option to stay in the EU. Corbyn plans to stop no-deal by offering to lead the government

He said in a letter to opposition party leaders and Tory rebels that he would enter No10 for a “strictly time-limited” period.  Adding he would delay Brexit and trigger a general election. 

A Number 10 spokesperson said: “There is a clear choice: either Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister who will overrule the referendum and wreck the economy or Boris Johnson as Prime Minister who will respect the referendum and deliver more money for the NHS and more police on our streets.”

Read the full story on The Mirror

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UK News Briefing: Boris accuses MP’s of collaborating with EU – Priti Patel branded racist on knife crime & Corbyn plans to stop no-deal 
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